We are four strong individuals who love coming together to play our songs. Every one of us has his own wheelhouse in terms of genre and at some point in our lives, we have all been part of different projects ranging from indie to stoner rock all the way to reggae and back. For me personally, soul is an important influence that breaks out of me in a James Brown kind of scream once in a while.
Where do you call home for the band?
Cologne, or as it is known in Germany, Köln, is our home. We are all born and raised here and apart from Pete we even sort of grew up together and went to the same school. Most notably, Cologne is known for the perfume 4711 (it stinks!) but is also full of history and culture. It is home to a couple of pretty good rock’n’roll bands and has/had some cool live music venues and festivals.
How did you come together?
I guess it all started in Dom’s parent’s basement. They are both musicians and were kind enough to put up with us butchering Turbonegro and Hellacopters songs. I always wanted to form a rock band with Dom but another friend beat me to the punch and formed an indie rock band with Dom on drums and Andi on lead guitar. I was always a little jealous but managed to poach them both for what later became Stacy Crowne. We went through a couple of line-up changes until, finally, we found the right drummer in Pete. That was around 2011, Stacy Crowne was founded a little later.
Our first release was an EP recorded at a local studio in 2014. We weren’t entirely sure what we wanted to sound like but the songs are still in our setlist today. At some stage Carey from Savage Magic Records got hold of one of the CDs and we’ve been working with him ever since. In 2016 we release a split 7″ with The Empire Strikes and last year we released our first LP, We Sound Electric. We also just made another split 7″ with hardcore punk band Christmas and have another release in the pipeline for later this year.
Post-pandemic – what are the plans?
Hit the ground running from where we left off, basically. A bunch of shows in Italy and Spain had to be cancelled due to the pandemic which we’d really like to make up for. Otherwise, we’ll just keep working on new material. Luckily we have a decent home studio where we can record and work on stuff in our own time. These ‘Corona Sessions’ have been very productive. So next year will see another few smaller releases and eventually our second LP.
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